Even though summer is over, it’s not too late to plan a home improvement project before it gets too cold outside! A great project that proves it’s worth time and time again is installing retaining walls around your home. This landscaping project is a classic for a reason, as it not only improves the overall landscape design of your home but also adds many other benefits.

In this article, we will cover five of the major benefits your home could see from adding retaining walls.

1. Establish Flood Control

Retaining walls are a practical investment if you have trouble with flooding on your land. Texas isn’t known as “Flash Flood Alley” for nothing, as smaller flash floods are known to be more common around here than outsiders might expect. Retaining walls add an extra layer of protection to your home and land from potential flooding damage.

2. Maintain Your Property Boundry

Even if you don’t have problems with your neighbors, it is always a good idea to have a clear showing of your property line from another. Retaining walls can function like fences in this way, but provide other functional aspects that a simple fence does not. This could also be an attractive feature for potential future buyers, but we will get into that a bit more later.

3. Control Your Soil’s Erosion

Soil erosion is, unfortunately, more common than you think. If your soil has been affected by flooding, overwater, strong winds, or other natural occurrences, it can be eroding away. Retaining walls help protect the soil on your land so that it is not as susceptible to various natural occurrences. This will help your grass and yard, as well as keep your home protected from the damages of eroding soil.

4. Utilize All of Your Land

Do you want to add a protected garden area on your land? Or are you having trouble keeping your flowerbeds alive and healthy? If so, a retaining wall could be exactly what you need! Retaining walls work well as boundaries for gardening and flowering, as they protect your greens from animals and help keep the water and soil inside healthy.

5. Add Value to Your Home

If you are hoping to sell your home at any point, adding a retaining wall now would be a great landscaping investment for the future. A home that is well-landscaped typically sees about a 10-15% increase in overall value, and retaining walls are among those features that can drastically help.

Contact Austin Drainage + Landscape Development to learn more about our retaining wall installations service. We also offer other landscaping services that can help you improve your home. Call us today!